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How much paid holiday should employees be entitles too?


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If you asked most people with a regular job if they wanted more paid holiday, the answer would probably be YES! Naturally everyone would love to have more holiday, but when employees are on holiday the company still has to pay them even though they are not working. Taking everything into account most people would consider 20-30 days as acceptable, but maybe there are benefits both to the employer and employee to have more paid holiday?


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question.

Entitle (Verb) = to give someone the right to do or have something.
Example: “I think I am entitled to an increase in my salary”.

Beneficial (Adjective) = Used to describe something that is good or helpful.
Example: “It's very beneficial to exercise every day”.

Benefit (Noun) = something that helps you or gives you an advantage.
Example: “The main benefit of working form home is flexibility”.

Look into (Phrasal Verb) = to try and find out all the information and facts about something.
Example: “I will look into problem with your computer tomorrow morning”.

Definitely (Adverb) = without any doubt.
Example: “This is definitely the best burger I've ever eaten!”.

Affect (Verb) = to have an influence on someone or something, or to cause them to change OR to cause a strong emotion, especially sadness.
Example: “We were concerned about how changing schools would affect the children”.

As a result of (something) (Phrase) = because of.
Example: “As a result of the bad weather the football match has been cancelled”.

Effect (Noun) = the result of a particular influence.
Example: “Pollution has a negative effect on the environment”.

Take into account (Phrase) = to consider something when judging a situation.
Example: “We need to take into account the negative aspects before making a decision”.

Take (somebody/something) for granted (Phrase) = to not show that you are grateful for someone or something, and not remember that you are lucky to have it/them.
Example: “We shouldn't take this time we have together for granted”.

The Question

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How much paid holiday should employees be entitles too?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to How much paid holiday should employees be entitles too?
  • How many days paid holiday do you get every year?
  • Do you think you should get more paid holiday?
  • Do you think paid holiday should be the same for all employees?
  • Do you think paid holiday should increase the longer you work for a company?
  • What is the least amount of paid holiday you have ever had?

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